AviationManuals Publishes Guide to Minimum Equipment Lists (MEL)

Washington, D.C., September 13, 2021 – AviationManuals, the leading provider of digital operations manuals, has published its revised complimentary guide to understanding Minimum Equipment List (MEL) requirements.

“An MEL is the best and most widely accepted way to determine the conditions under which a flight can be commenced with inoperative equipment,” said AviationManuals CEO Mark Baier. “This complimentary MEL guide helps flight departments understand where and when an MEL is required, and why they should consider getting one.”

The MEL Guide describes:

  • Differences between a Master Minimum Equipment List (MMEL) for aircraft types and a custom MEL for an operation’s actual aircraft.
  • Requirements for operators based on state of registry and area of operation.
  • Value of a Nonessential Equipment and Furnishings (NEF) program.

The new AviationManuals MEL Guide can be found here.

AviationManuals supports a client base that operates over 4,500 aircraft worldwide, including 62 Fortune 100 company flight departments. Based in the Washington, D.C. area, the company provides digital operations manuals with update services, as well as SMS software and iPad apps for fixed-wing, rotary-wing, drone operators, and FBOs worldwide. Founded in 1996, the company has produced thousands of manuals.

Products and services include SMS Software, FBO Manuals, Flight/Company Operations Manuals, International Operations and Procedures Manuals, Minimum Equipment Lists, Emergency Response Plans, and Internal Audit Programs, as well as Letters of Authorization (LOA) support for RVSM, Data Link (CPDLC / ADS-C), PBN (RNP-10 / -4, NAT HLA, B-/P-RNAV, and RNP-1), Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS), and EFBs.

AviationManuals is a member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA). For more information on AviationManuals, go to www.aviationmanuals.com.

International Operations Proves to be a Key Topic of NBAA Webinar

NBAA Webinar Attended by over 900 Aviation Professionals as AviationManuals assembles robust panel to answer post-covid international operations’ questions.

On June 23rd, AviationManuals, the leading provider of manual development services and Safety Management System (SMS) software, hosted an exceptionally well attended webinar as part of the NBAA News Hour entitled “Flying Internationally in the New Norm Is Anything But Routine – Are you Prepared?

Coinciding with the NBAA’s Safety Month, the webinar featured information on what flight departments and pilots need to know about flying internationally today, as well as upcoming changes. The panel discussion included members of the FAA, Gulfstream, Scott IPC, and AviationManuals, and Q&A continued well beyond the end of the webinar.

“Operators really do need to be proactive in today’s operating environment,” said Kevin Honan, Senior Advisor of Operations Manuals. “As the world continues to reopen, this webinar hopefully addressed some of the lingering unknowns by providing up-to-date information for pilots, flight departments, and individuals responsible for safe operations.”

“The webinar was a great opportunity to get various industry partners together to provide operators with valuable insights on current and upcoming matters and requirements.” added Clément Meersseman, Senior Advisor, International Procedures. “By having different stakeholders together in one forum it provided an opportunity to cover essential topics during one value packed hour.”

A recording of the webinar is now available. For access, please visit https://bit.ly/36cv7Ro.

For more information on AviationManuals, please also visit www.aviationmanuals.com.

About AviationManuals 

Products and services include SMS Software, FBO Manuals, Flight/Company Operations Manuals, International Operations and Procedures Manuals, Minimum Equipment Lists, Emergency Response Plans, and Internal Audit Programs, as well as Letters of Authorization (LOA) support for RVSM, Data Link (CPDLC / ADS-C), PBN (RNP-10 / -4, NAT HLA, B-/P-RNAV, and RNP-1), Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS), Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), and EFBs.

AviationManuals is a member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA). For more information on AviationManuals, go to www.aviationmanuals.com.

AviationManuals’ sister company ARC Safety Management is a modular online and app solution for managing safety, communications and overall aviation operations. The company offers customizable web and mobile Safety Management Systems for aircraft operations, FBOs, and commercial drone operators to submit, store and analyze SMS data. For more info go to www.arcsky.com.

AviationManuals Launches Innovative Membership Service Integrating Manuals and SMS for Enhanced Aviation Safety

The new one-of-a-kind offering combines the company’s renowned content with its Safety Management System software creating a single platform for manuals, updates, and SMS.

AviationManuals, the leading provider of manual development services and Safety Management System (SMS) software, announces the launch of an entirely new and unique membership experience www.aviationmanuals.com.

The exciting new offering pairs AviationManuals’ valuable operations manual development and update services with an online tool that includes document hosting, verification, distribution, industry news, and ready access to safety metrics data.

The combination of ARC, AviationManuals’ SMS Software, with its coveted manuals provides a more wholistic approach to managing operational improvement and safety.

Moving forward, all manuals and LOA services will be paired with software, enabling the company to provide regular content updates as well as valuable industry and regulatory information, helping its 4,000-strong and growing customer base continually become better and safer. The goal is to create a central platform for business aviation operators and FBOs to manage the resources they need to operate safely.

The new package includes:

  • A single online location to manage all manuals, updates and distribution
  • Unlimited storage and file formats
  • Read and Initial Tracking
  • News, resources, updates, and member only content and expert topics
  • Real time safety metrics

Operators can save time and money by replacing paid document hosting and management tools with this all-in-one content and software solution. Operators can read and initial documents, automate notifications, develop customized file structures, get news and updates, and easily see the latest global safety metrics.

The company believes this improved approach helps bring together all the tools and information that aircraft operators and FBOs need to operate better and safer. “This isn’t just a tweak – but a fundamental change in how we will be delivering our content, our expertise, and software access to our customers moving forward.” said Mark Baier, CEO of AviationManuals.

“We now offer the most holistic continual improvement and safety system available anywhere on the market.” says Baier. “I’m truly excited about this, because SMS combined with continual operational improvement is the future of our industry, so the more we can help to get users to participate the better. As a company, we care about making it easy for every aviation operator to be better and safer. This really is a one-of-a-kind offering.”

About AviationManuals 

Products and services include SMS Software, FBO Manuals, Flight/Company Operations Manuals, International Operations and Procedures Manuals, Minimum Equipment Lists, Emergency Response Plans, and Internal Audit Programs, as well as Letters of Authorization (LOA) support for RVSM, Data Link (CPDLC / ADS-C), PBN (RNP-10 / -4, NAT HLA, B-/P-RNAV, and RNP-1), Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS), Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), and EFBs.

AviationManuals is a member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA). For more information on AviationManuals, go to www.aviationmanuals.com.

AviationManuals’ sister company ARC Safety Management is a modular online and app solution for managing safety, communications and overall aviation operations. The company offers customizable web and mobile Safety Management Systems for aircraft operations, FBOs, and commercial drone operators to submit, store and analyze SMS data. For more info go to www.arcsky.com.

AviationManuals hosting webinar with the NBAA during Safety Month

AviationManuals to Host Key Webinar Focused on Flying Safely Internationally

AviationManuals, the leading provider of manual development services and Safety Management System (SMS) software, will be hosting a webinar as part of the NBAA News Hour on June 23rd at 11:00am EST, entitled “Flying Internationally in the New Norm Is Anything But Routine – Are you Prepared?”

REGISTER HERE

Coinciding with the NBAA’s Safety Month, the webinar will feature information on what flight departments and pilots need to know about flying internationally today. The seminar will include a presentation, Q&A session, and a robust panel discussion by members of the FAA, Gulfstream, and AviationManuals. The panel will be moderated by Clement Meersseman, Senior Advisor, International Procedures of AviationManuals, and Kevin Honan, Senior Advisor of AviationManuals. The panel members confirmed to attend includes:

John Attebury
Safety Standards / General Aviation and Commercial Division / Commercial Operations Branch (AFS-820)
Federal Aviation Administration

Kevin C. Kelley
Flight Operations Group / Flight Technologies and Procedures Division (AFS-400) / FAA Flight Standards
Federal Aviation Administration

Justin Maas
Gulfstream Flight Test
Gulfstream Aerospace

Scott McLellan
Operations Aviation Safety Inspector / Flight Technologies and Procedures Division (AFS-400) / EFVS Policy
Federal Aviation Administration

Shawn Scott
Founder
Scott IPC

As international travel begins to return to normal, flight departments will need to restart flying once again. “The world is reopening,” said Mark Baier, CEO of AviationManuals. “This is the ideal time to discuss how you fly safely when traveling internationally.”

Key take-aways from the session will include:

  • The operational guidelines that apply to international travel (such as procedures manuals, SMS needs, contingency procedures, inspections, and other operational aspects)
  • Flight authorizations needed and the requirements for airworthiness and operations
  • Aircraft equipment needs for safe international operations

This information-packed session is expected to be highly attended by pilots, flight departments, and individuals responsible for safety operations. For more information and to register please visit Webinar: Flying Internationally in the New Norm is Anything But Routine – Are You Prepared? by NBAA (bigmarker.com). Note: you do not have to be a NBAA member to attend.

About AviationManuals 

Products and services include SMS Software, FBO Manuals, Flight/Company Operations Manuals, International Operations and Procedures Manuals, Minimum Equipment Lists, Emergency Response Plans, and Internal Audit Programs, as well as Letters of Authorization (LOA) support for RVSM, Data Link (CPDLC / ADS-C), PBN (RNP-10 / -4, NAT HLA, B-/P-RNAV, and RNP-1), Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS), Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), and EFBs.

AviationManuals is a member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA). For more information on AviationManuals, go to www.aviationmanuals.com.

AviationManuals’ sister company ARC Safety Management is a modular online and app solution for managing safety, communications and overall aviation operations. The company offers customizable web and mobile Safety Management Systems for aircraft operations, FBOs, and commercial drone operators to submit, store and analyze SMS data. For more info go to www.arcsky.com.

 

AviationManuals Grows Following Record First Quarter Results

AviationManuals Grows Staff by 20% Following Record First Quarter Results and a Record Month in March

AviationManuals, the leading provider of manual development services and Safety Management System (SMS) software, recently announced an exceptionally strong start to 2021 resulting in 20% team growth.

“We have enjoyed a record start to 2021 growing sales 30% over 2020’s first quarter, which is wonderful considering the pandemic is still lingering,” said Mark Baier, CEO. “Safer more professional operations continue to be the focus of operators seeking our services, and our unique combination of operations manuals and SMS software continues to be well received.”

As the company continues to enjoy rapid growth, AviationManuals expanded its team by 20% in just two months; onboarding new team members in the areas of Sales, IT Support, and Operations Manuals Advisors.

AviationManuals is continuing its hiring trend as it currently seeks customer experience representatives and software development technicians. Qualified and enthusiastic safety aviation professionals are encouraged to apply as the company continues to grow into 2021 and beyond.

“Our hiring will bolster AviationManuals’ ability to support our customers’ desire to continually improve safety while also ensuring the customer experience remains front and center as we grow,” said Baier. “The global pandemic has been a unique time for all businesses. I am extremely proud of our team for continuing to do all we can to help improve aviation safety and thrilled that more and more operators seek to become better at what they do.”

About AviationManuals 

Products and services include SMS Software, FBO Manuals, Flight/Company Operations Manuals, International Operations and Procedures Manuals, Minimum Equipment Lists, Emergency Response Plans, and Internal Audit Programs, as well as Letters of Authorization (LOA) support for RVSM, Data Link (CPDLC / ADS-C), PBN (RNP-10 / -4, NAT HLA, B-/P-RNAV, and RNP-1), Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS), Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), and EFBs.

AviationManuals is a member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA). For more information on AviationManuals, go to www.aviationmanuals.com.

AviationManuals’ sister company ARC Safety Management is a modular online and app solution for managing safety, communications and overall aviation operations. The company offers customizable web and mobile Safety Management Systems for aircraft operations, FBOs, and commercial drone operators to submit, store and analyze SMS data. For more info go to www.arcsky.com.

 

AviationManuals Reports Operators Used Lull in Flying to Improve Operations

Company Sees First Half Demand Rise Amid Flight Restrictions

Washington, D.C., July 27, 2020 – Washington-based AviationManuals, the world’s leading provider of digital manual development services and Safety Management System (SMS) software for business aviation, reported strong demand in the first half of 2020. The demand was the result of flight departments taking advantage of reduced flight schedules due to the COVID-19 pandemic to improve their operations by implementing SMS software and improving or developing operations manuals.

“We have had surprisingly robust demand in 2020, especially considering the negative effects the pandemic has had on business aviation activity overall,” said AviationManuals CEO Mark Baier. “Operators showed a lot of initiative and foresight using the additional time they had available to review and improve the way they operate,” he added.

As the pandemic continues to spread, operators are recognizing the need for better support tools to help manage the new and unique impacts of COVID-19. Several AviationManuals’ product categories including Health Travel Preparedness, Organizational Changes and Metrics Reporting have all seen increases in demand over recent months.

“Our advisors have been remarkably busy helping flight departments and FBOs, particularly with ARC SMS software and emergency response plans. Many operators also took the time to develop and update their flight operations and maintenance manuals,” Baier added.

Compared to 2019, the first half of 2020 saw considerably increased business requirements for digital flight department tools as companies continue to seek to improve the way they operate. The first half expansion followed exceptionally strong growth last year as companies continued to improve the way they operate.

New Products and Complimentary Pandemic Resources

The market strength in the first six months of 2020 allowed the company to grow its team and improve its offerings with new Risk Assessment Tool features, a new Maintenance Manual, as well as an enhanced ERP. AviationManuals’ growing team also allowed it to support the industry by providing complimentary resources for flight, ground, and FBO operations through a series of complimentary whitepapers and guides. The aim was to help operators deal with this pandemic as well as future unforeseen crises.

Clients Operate 4,500 Aircraft Around the World

With a client base that operates more than 4,500 aircraft worldwide, more than 60 Fortune 100 companies use AviationManuals’ services. Based in the Washington, D.C. area, the company provides digital operations manuals with update services, as well as SMS software and iPad apps for fixed-wing, rotary-wing, drone operators, and FBOs worldwide. Founded in 1996, the company has produced thousands of manuals.

Products and services include SMS Software, Flight/Company/General Operations Manuals, International Operations/Procedures Manuals, Minimum Equipment Lists (MELs), Emergency Response Plans (ERPs), FBO Manuals and Internal Audit Programs, as well as Letters of Authorization (LOA) support for RVSM, Data Link (CPDLC / ADS-C), PBN (RNP-10 / -4, NAT HLA, B-/P-RNAV, and RNP-1), Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS), and EFBs.

AviationManuals is a member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA). For more info go to https://aviationmanual.wpengine.com/.

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AviationManuals Expands Offerings with New FBO Manual

Helps Managers and Staff to Improve Professionalism, Standards and Safety Management of their FBO Facilities

Washington, D.C., September 10, 2019 – AviationManuals, the world’s leading provider of aviation manual development services and Safety Management System (SMS) software for business aviation, announced today that it has expanded its Manuals portfolio with a new Fixed Base Operations (FBO) Manual, designed to help managers and staff improve the professionalism, standards and safety of their FBO operations.

“For over 20 years we have been a convenient and effective resource for helping aircraft operators improve their operations through the development of high-quality manuals. We are now channeling that extensive experience for FBOs,” said AviationManuals CEO Mark Baier. “We will make things easy for FBOs that simply do not have the resources to research, write, and maintain manuals themselves.”

Key operational requirements covered by the FBO Manual include:

  • Internal Policies and Procedures
  • Safety Management System
  • Environmental and Occupational Health/Safety Guidance
  • Facility Operations
  • Ramp Operations
  • Emergency Operations
  • Training Requirements
  • Ground Support Equipment Maintenance Control Procedures
  • Security Procedures

“Our FBO Manual is particularly helpful for operations with multiple bases and/or multiple shifts. The manual can help standardize FBO operations so that customers receive the same experience no matter who is on duty or what location they fly in or out of,” added Baier. “For small- to mid-sized companies, our FBO Manual can help with everything from procedural standardization to the onboarding of new employees.”

For more information on FBO safety operations, contact AviationManuals.

About AviationManuals
AviationManuals, based in the Washington, D.C. area, provides operations manuals to fixed and rotary wing operators, drone operators, technicians, and FBOs worldwide. Founded in 1996, the company has produced thousands of manuals. AviationManuals’ sister company ARC, offers an affordable web and iPad based modular solution to submit, store, and analyze SMS data. For more information on ARC, visit arcsky.com.

Products and services include Flight/Company Operations Manuals, FBO Manuals, International Operations and Procedures Manuals, Minimum Equipment Lists, Emergency Response Plans, and Internal Audit Programs, as well as Letters of Authorization (LOA) support for RVSM, Data Link (CPDLC / ADS-C), and EFBs. AviationManuals is a member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and a part of its Leadership Council, International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and Flight Safety Foundation. For more information on AviationManuals, go to aviationmanuals.com.

AviationManuals Unveils EFVS Compliance Package Ensuring Pilots Safer Landings During Challenging Conditions

Bundled service provides pilots and flight departments with a comprehensive manual and a completed LOA application so they are flight-ready and able to use their EFVS instruments

Washington, D.C., April 30, 2019 – AviationManuals, the world’s leading provider of aircraft manual development services and Safety Management System (SMS) software for business aviation, unveiled a new Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) package specifically designed to streamline the materials required by business aviation crews and flight departments for EFVS use.  AviationManuals is providing a comprehensive manual that includes touchdown and rollout procedures, as well as LOA application support services—making the development of the procedures manual and application for low visibility landings approvals much easier.

The EFVS technology installed on most midsize and large business jets, provides a critical second set of eyes onboard allowing pilots to fly and land at airports with extremely poor visibility. EFVS is an added layer of safety that can be used to help mitigate risk during inclement conditions such as haze, smog, smoke and fog.

“For a pilot, this means they can land in a greater variety of weather conditions, minimizing delays or risks of being rerouted. Our EFVS package can be delivered in as little as a week and quickly and efficiently provides pilots the manual and supporting equipment documents needed for approval of their LOA application,” said AviationManuals CEO Mark Baier.

EFVS Operators Will Want This Package
AviationManuals’ EFVS Compliance Package makes operations and approval much easier since it includes:

  • EFVS Operations Manual focused on two parameters: landing to 100 ft above the TDZE (touchdown zone) and touchdown and rollout
  • LOA* application process up to submission
    • Preparation of the associated FAA documentation, including a cover letter and all required supporting documents in accordance with FAA guidance
    • Organization of the documentation into a streamlined package, with each supporting document clearly labeled.

*Though not required for US-domestic travel, an EFVS LOA is often required internationally, especially for flights in the EU.

 

About AviationManuals
AviationManuals, based in the Washington, D.C. area, provides operations manuals and SMS software to fixed and rotary wing operators, drone operators, technicians, and FBOs worldwide. Founded in 1996, the company has produced thousands of manuals and supports more than half of IS-BAO registered operators. AviationManuals’ current focus is on Mobile Safety Management Systems through easy-to-use modules and apps.

Products and services include its ARC © SMS software and corresponding iPad app for its online subscribers, Flight/Company Operations Manuals, International Operations and Procedures Manuals, Minimum Equipment Lists, Emergency Response Plans, and Internal Audit Programs, as well as Letters of Authorization (LOA) support for RVSM, Data Link (CPDLC / ADS-C), and EFBs. AviationManuals is a member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and a part of its Leadership Council, International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and Flight Safety Foundation. For more information go to aviationmanuals.com.